Selected Publications


  • p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } forthcoming: “Fair Dealing in Canadian Digital Environments – a Historical Introduction” in Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (Rosemary J.Coombe, et. al., eds) 
  • "The copyright policy paradox: Overcoming competing agendas within the digital labour movement" Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization Volume 10, issue 3/4.
  • Mobilizing User-Generated Content for Canada's Digital Advantage (co-authors Jacquelyn Burkell, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Pamela McKenzie, Michael B. McNally, Caroline Whippey and Lola Wong) Final Report for SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant (Dec 1, 2010).

  • "Bill C-32 and the Educational Sector: Overcoming Impediments to Fair Dealing", Chapter 18 (pp 519-546) in Michael Geist (ed), Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda: From Radical Extremism to Balanced Copyright (Irwin Law, 2010).
  • "A Holistic Model of Information Policy ." Feliciter 56:2(46) 2010.
  • "Why Copyright Fair-Dealing Needs Flexibility ." Lawyers Weekly 29: 41(March 12, 2010).
  • "Law and Technology Theory: Bringing in Some Economic Analysis." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2010 30: 30-32.
  • Copyright Consultation Submission. Osgoode Hall Rev of Law and Policy 2(2):169. (November 2009)
  • Inernet FIltering in the Public Library: 'Censorship' or 'Customer Service'?  OLA Access Magazine (July 2008) [expanded version]
  • Canadian Copyright Law: A Citizen’s Guide (co-authored with Laura Murray, Between the Lines, 2007) [Introduction ] [Chapter 1: Copyright's Rationales]
  • Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers (McGill University, 2006 Meredith Lectures).
  • Constraining Public Libraries: The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (co-authored with Kirsti Nilsen, Scarecrow Press, 2006).
  • Changing Landscape of Academic Libraries and Copyright Policy: Interlibrary Loans, Electronic-Reserves, and Distance Education.” Chapter 14 (pp 375-407) in Michael Geist, (ed.) “In the Public Interest:  The Future of Canadian Copyright Law.” (Irwin Law, 2005, available online at: http://209.171.61.222/PublicInterest/Two_10_Trosow.pdf).
  • Sui Generis Database Legislation: A Critical Analysis” Yale Journal of Law and Technology. 7: 94 (Spring 2005). http://www.yjolt.org/files/trosow-7-YJOLT-534.pdf
  • “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge: Using Social Theory of the Information Age as a Tool for Policy Analysis, Manitoba Law Journal 30(3): 417 (2004).
  • "Copyright Protection for Federally Funded Research: Necessary Incentive or Double Subsidy?" Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal 22: 613 (2004).
  • Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” Law Library Journal 96(1):63-93.[full text]
  • “Terminology is Important,” (in Perspectives column: “Patrons, Customers, Users, Clients: Who are They and What Difference Does it Make What we Call Them?”)  Public Libraries 43(2): 86-87 (March/April 2004).
  • “Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements: Implications for Copyright Law,” Canadian Journal of Law & Technology 2(2): (July 2003). [full text]
  • "The Illusive Search for Justificatory Theories:  Copyright, Commodification and Capital," Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence  XVI(2): 217-41 (July 2003).
  • “Fair-Use in the Digital Age” in Global Issues in 21st Century Research Librarianship, Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir ed. (Helsinki, NORDINFO 2002).
  • “Jurisdictional Disputes and the Unauthorized Practice Of Law: New Challenges for Law Librarianship,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 20 (4): 1-18 (Fall 2001).
  • “Standpoint Epistemology as an Alternative Methodology for Library and Information Science.” Library Quarterly 71 (3): 360-382. (July 2001). [Abstract]
  • “When is a Use a Fair Use? University Liability for Educational Copying,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 1.1 (2001): 47-57.
  • Organizational Theory in Library and Information Science Education,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 41(2): 129-142 (Spring 2000).
  • “Economic Analysis and Copyright Law: Are New Models Needed in the Digital Age?” Legal References Services Quarterly 17 (1 & 2):: 161-194 (1999).[Abstract]